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on the hills / under the waters
August 25, 2015, 8:01 pm
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I haven’t posted much about walking recently.  It is happening.  Just back from the joy of a couple of days in the South Pennines with Mark.  The healing and deep relaxation of being up on the hills with a good friend.

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Air and exercise, catching up, reflecting together, laughing, thinking things through, sharing silence

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The Aiggin Stone, Medieval Guide for travellers

The Aiggin Stone, Medieval Guide for travellers

After coming down, a hot bath and then a trip to the pub for good beer and something to eat.

This morning we walked the hills around Watergrove Resevoir.

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The Reservoir was built in the 1930’s to give men work.  Underneath the 270 million gallons is the submerged village – Watergrave? I spent time listening for the sounds of it.  On the hills we picked our way through the abandoned spoil heaps, taking care of shaft entrances.  On the top of Rough Hill, a huge mechanical digger went about obscure work.  Windfarms ringed us.

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